vocal tics


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vocal tics

Grunts and barking sounds that may be made by persons with Tourette's syndrome.
See also: tic
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Tourette syndrome is characterized by involuntary bouts of vocal tics, motor tics, or both, which occur several times per day.
Carr, Taylor, Wallander, and Reiss (1996) found no stimulus contingency for a vocal tic in an 11 year old male student, except that it worsened when he was spoken to in a disapproving manner, but improved when he was involved in academic study, suggesting a role of social activity.
Moreover, 21 children had at least one family member with a history of a motor or vocal tic.
After 2 years of drug-free period, the patient reapplied to our clinic showing increase in the count of motor and vocal tics, in the frequency and severity to a degree to hinder own daily activities (he could not button up his clothes, tie his belt or even drink waterl.
Vocal tics are sudden, involuntary, recurrent, often relatively loud vocalisations.
Named for the French neurologist Georges Gilles de la Tourette, who first described the disorder in 1885, TS is an inherited neurobiological disorder marked by involuntary twitching and vocal tics that affects more than 200,000 Americans.
Ann Peebles, Millie Jackson and Irma Thomas suggested more with mere vocal tics than Jackson manages in full rut.
Kiessling speculates that such antibodies travel to the brain, where they attach to receptors on certain neurons, somehow causing motor or vocal tics.
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a genetic disorder characterized by the presence of muscle tics (eyeblinking, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging, arm jerking) and vocal tics (throat clearing, grunting, spitting, squeaking, snorting and others).
That is if you dare take your eyes off Pugliese's extraordinary arsenal of facial and vocal tics.
Vocal tics include grunting, barking, belching and speaking unintelligibly.
You've probably seen the motor or vocal tics in characters on the TV shows Ally McBeal or The Practice.